St. Lawrence College sees first positive covid-19 case on Cornwall campus

The student was last seen on campus Wednesday, Sept. 23

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On Tuesday, St. Lawrence College was informed that a student tested positive on its Cornwall campus. The college is working closely with the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) in order to contact trace those who may have been in close contact with the affected student.

“Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our campus community and the communities we serve. I urge anyone who feels ill to stay home and not come to campus.” Glenn Vollebregt, President & CEO of St. Lawrence College said.

Vollebregt has said that providing support for those affected will remain a priority and will ensure that further cases will receive similar support.  

The Medical Officer of Health for EOHU has also stated their support for the precautions that have been taken by St. Lawrence College.

“We are working closely with the college to identify and contact individuals who may have had high risk exposure with the case to provide direction, support, and follow up,” said Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health with the EOHU.

On the Kingston campus, some students were also told today that some courses which had been planned to have physical lab components would be transitioned into virtual lab sessions. Despite this change, St. Lawrence college has told YGK News that no labs have been outright cancelled at this time. It is unclear whether this was directly connected to todays case.

The school is currently undertaking special care to clean areas where the student was present. The student was last seen on campus Wednesday, Sept. 23.

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